Although the Android market share has now exceeded 87% of all global smartphone users, those switching devices may be surprised that transfer of some Android phone data may be tricky. The app reviewed, Droid Transfer, comes to the rescue by enabling an easy way to transfer messages, contacts, music, photos and other files from Android devices.
Droid Transfer is Windows Application, which works alongside a free Android application, Transfer Companion, enabling transfer of content between Android devices and a computer over a local WiFi or a USB connection.
Droid Transfer lets users to transfer their Android phone SMS and MMS conversations to a PC, including attached media such as images, videos and emojis. Messages can be saved a PDF, text and html files, as well as printed directly from the app. Messages printed by Droid Transfer contain any images included in the message, as well as dates and times the messages were received, should you need to use this information for your reference, or for example for a court case.
For those switching from Apple to Android who may have music in iTunes, Droid Transfer will also Sync iTunes music to Android. Music can also be transferred directly to and from an Android device and a PC.
Droid Transfer will also transfer other content from Android devices to a computer, as below
- You can export Contacts and Calendars from an Android device to a relevant contacts/calendar app on your computer.
- Android Phone photos can be wirelessly managed through a PC. Backup, view and delete Android Photos through a PC.
- Call logs can be viewed and saved from Android device to a computer.
- You can also use Droid Transfer’s file manager to enable use of the device as an external hard drive. Copy files to PC, add folders and files from PC, or move and delete files.
Droid Transfer is available as a free demo, while the Transfer companion app is completely free. The Call Logs and Calendars functionally is unrestricted and fully available in the Droid Transfer free demo. The free version of the software also allows you to browse Messages, Contacts and Files on your Android device, while a paid version is required to save and print this content. Full version of Droid Transfer is currently priced at $20.00 for a lifetime license that a user can activate on up to 2 computers. A purchase of Droid Transfer is a one-time secure payment (no subscriptions) and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.